Im not playing around ... throwline doesn't conduct . We raise the rope with a throwline . Nothing happen, im aware of danger of electricity, and i dont see any reason why i would pull another rope on powerline . What is done is done i dont need advice i want to see a study on rope conductivity, i dont know if it exist, i askGreat post, @LimbLoppa. (Referring to post #14) Electricity is unforgiving. It is one thing to get your dyneema line over a high voltage line accidentally, and attempt to retrieve it after removing the throw bag. It is quite another to intentionally and repeatedly put throwlines over a utility company's power lines.
So here is my take on it. @jimbo666, Do not do that stuff, you are not qualified. I realize that maybe this is a done deal that happened a few years ago, but just in case you are considering continuing with the experiments. It is especially foolhardy to continue to try to push the limits to try to see just how crappy and dirty a rope you can get away with using.
The day you cross over the limit will be the worst day of your life, and almost certainly one of your last few remaining days. I have seen photographs of men's bodies who have been hit by high voltage. I nearly passed out just looking at them. Electricity burns a path through your body. The levels of voltage and current available with utility lines will cause horrific, life-ending damage to the body of a person hit by it. If one does survive it, one will most likely end up getting a large portion of the body amputated. It is absolutely nothing to play with. Do not push your luck.
YOU may have been "properly" grounded. Wet, sweaty clothes, gloves, boots would improve the ground immensely.I have been looking for one since the first post- it doesn't ground because of the conductivity ( or lack thereof) of the rope. There was a study done on this recently for rescue situations, but I cannot seem to find the results. I will post a link as soon as I do.
Depends on which lines you are working around. On triplex(braided service lines) minimum approach is "avoid contact" on primary wires it depends on voltage. Normal distribution voltage doesn't exceed 26.5 kv which is a minimum approach of 31".How are we supposed to work around lines Greg, or can you point me to a book. Thanks.
Our local electronic company will send someone out if requested but they only cut what is touching the lines. That leaves alot of limbs that still need to be addressed and they usually within that zone where something might touch the line while trimming. Right now I use a fiberglass poled pruning saw as much as I can but I'm not sure that would be enough.
Give this rope a look. Its dielectric even when wet and can be tested like an FRP hot stick tool. It can also be knotted, but comes with sewed eyes at each end.I wonder if someone could help me, I am thinking best choice of throwline material when working next to electrical lines? Is dyneema so non-conductive as to be able to pull it off a line or is this abject folly? Many thanks.
Just My Opinion ................Give this rope a look. Its dielectric even when wet and can be tested like an FRP hot stick tool. It can also be knotted, but comes with sewed eyes at each end.